propagating begonias from leaf cuttings

island_coco(7)September 26, 2008

It's just about time for me to try this, but I'm unsure as to where to make the cut. Come to think of it, I'm pretty unsure of the whole thing! Will these cuttings grow into full sized plants that'll bloom next spring? I'm just getting into begonias and am thoroughly hooked on their beauty. Any advice would sure be appreciated.

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georgez5il(z5 IL)

plants from leaf cuttings will grow to normal size, pproduce normal size blooms. Should also consider stemp/top cuttings.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2008 at 4:50PM
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bobmc1

george... are these leaf cuttings propagated in water until they root... or in dirt? what do you mean ""Should also consider stemp/top cuttings"" please explain for those of us that do not know, thanks, Bob in Oklahoma.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2008 at 9:43PM
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georgez5il(z5 IL)

A leaf cutting is layed on the surface of soil.... several cuts are made into the veins of the leaf & pins are often used to hold the leaf down some misting is need.
My fingers are stiff & sometimes hit several keys. I was saying also try STEM and/or TIP Cuttings

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 9:22AM
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lakota_gardener

I am attempting to start begonia leaves, but mold is growing on the leaf and the peat moss. How do I control this?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2010 at 4:46PM
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